Se­rial flasher fails his child pro­tec­tion or­der

Gatton Star - - NEWS - EBONY GRAVEUR ebony.graveur@gat­ton­star.com.au

for a dis­abil­ity pen­sion be­cause I have high-func­tion­ing autism and PTSD,” Camp­bell said.

“It makes it hard to sleep at night and leads to mem­ory loss – I have chronic anx­i­ety, de­pres­sion, stress.” A FOR­EST HILL man has breached a dis­trict court bond by fail­ing to re­port to the Child Pro­tec­tion Of­fender Reg­istry.

Sub­ject to the Child Pro­tec­tion, Of­fender Re­port­ing and Pro­hi­bi­tion Act, Richard Camp­bell, 53, was re­quired to re­port to po­lice ev­ery three months, which can be done by phone or on­line.

When po­lice no­ticed he had not re­ported when he was due, Camp­bell was charged with fail­ing to com­ply with re­port­ing.

Po­lice prose­cu­tor Alis­ter Wind­sor told Gat­ton Mag­is­trates Court Camp­bell failed to con­tact the reg­istry dur­ing the month of Novem­ber, de­spite hav­ing agreed to do so.

“He told po­lice he thought he had re­ported but he had been suf­fer­ing some mem­ory loss dur­ing that pe­riod,” Sergeant Wind­sor said.

Camp­bell told Mag­is­trate Kay Ryan he suf­fered from var­i­ous psy­cho­log­i­cal is­sues and had been re­cently un­able to af­ford med­i­ca­tion.

“I’m in the last stages of ap­ply­ing

IT MAKES IT HARD TO SLEEP AT NIGHT AND LEADS TO MEM­ORY LOSS – I HAVE CHRONIC ANX­I­ETY RICHARD CAMP­BELL

Ms Ryan asked for a let­ter from Camp­bell’s doc­tor but he said he hadn’t brought any­thing along to court.

She told Camp­bell she had heard count­less peo­ple claim to suf­fer men­tal health is­sues with­out bring­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion along as proof.

“I get a lit­tle cyn­i­cal ac­tu­ally be­cause peo­ple tell me all sorts of things and they stand there and bla­tantly out­right lie,” Ms Ryan said.

“I have no rea­son to dis­be­lieve you – how­ever that’s just noted.”

Camp­bell con­vbicted and fined $400.

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